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Courses - Spring 2019
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Special Problems in Physics; Particle Astrophysics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS401. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: PHYS401, PHYS411, or permission of instructor.

Particle Astrophysics is an emerging field using particle physics techniques to study high-energy phenomena in the Universe. In this course we will give an overview of the field with emphasis on current experiments. The topics will include cosmic rays, neutrino oscillations, neutrino astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy, gamma-ray bursts, dark matter, and dark energy. The course will be taught by scientists working on many of the major experiments in the field including IceCube, HAWC, Fermi, and LIGO.